The heavy metal legends gathered to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the singer’s death
Members of legendary heavy metal bands gathered at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills last Saturday (May 16) to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death.
The ceremony saw members of Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Stone Sour and more play tributes to the heavy metal singer, who played in Black Sabbath, DIO, Heaven & Hell and Rainbow before his death of stomach cancer in 2010.
Blabbermouth has a full list of songs performed at the event.
Meanwhile, Ozzy Osbourne recently announced that Black Sabbath will embark on their farewell tour and release their final album in 2016.
After cancelling an upcoming performance that had been previously billed as the group’s “farewell” gig, set to take place at the Tokyo leg of Ozzfest on November 22, Metal Hammer reports that Osbourne has now told a press conference at the Monsters Of Rock in Brazil: “The plan is that next year we’ll do the final Black Sabbath tour and album. I’m not stopping… my wife spends all my money so I can’t.”
However, he added that these plans “could change,” but stated: “We all live in different countries and some of them want to work and some of them don’t want to, I believe. But we are going to do another tour together.”
It was previously reported that Black Sabbath would release one final album in 2015, the follow up to their 2013 LP ’13’.
Frontman Osbourne said he understood his bandmates desire to stop touring but that he was not ready to give up yet. “[This will be] our last hurrah… Then it’s no more Sabbath at all. We’re disbanding the name and everything. They don’t want to tour anymore. I get it. But I love it. I’m gonna continue my solo thing,” said Osbourne revealing that he is “in the process of collecting stuff that I’m writing” for his next solo effort.